shore /ˈʃor, ˈʃɔr/
Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shored p. pr. & vb. n. Shoring.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
Shore, n. The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
Is come shore. --Shak.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser.
In shore, near the shore. --Marryat.
On shore. See under On.
Shore birds Zool., a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore.
Shore crab Zool., any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California.
Shore lark Zool., a small American lark (Otocoris alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also horned lark.
Shore plover Zool., a large-billed Australian plover (Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc.
Shore teetan Zool., the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus). [Prov. Eng.]
Shore imp. of Shear.
Shore, n. A sewer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
Shore, n. A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging. [Written also shoar.]
Shore v. t. To set on shore. [Obs.]
Shear v. t. [imp. Sheared or Shore p. p. Sheared or Shorn p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing.]
1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
Note: ☞ It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth.
2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
Before the golden tresses . . . were shorn away. --Shak.
3. To reap, as grain. [Scot.]
4. Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
5. Mech. To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.
n 1: the land along the edge of a body of water
2: a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to
provide support [syn: shoring]
v 1: serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"
2: arrive on shore; "The ship landed in Pearl Harbor" [syn: land,
3: support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore
and buttress an old building" [syn: prop up, prop, shore